Ryan LaCroix

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Ryan LaCroix joined KOSU’s staff in 2013. He hosts All Things Considered, Oklahoma Rock Show, Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind, and Oklahoma Music Minute.

Prior to KOSU, he taught at ACM@UCO, wrote for Oklahoma Today magazine, and co-authored two books for the Oklahoma Historical Society. He also serves on the music selection commitee for Norman Music Festival. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and lives in a rural Oklahoma town with his wife and son.

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Hospitalizations due to the coronavirus in Oklahoma fell slightly on Wednesday, with 1,734 Oklahomans in the hospital and 474 people in intensive care. But, both are the second-highest numbers ever.

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Indie rock band The Flaming Lips were set to hold two live concerts at The Criterion in Oklahoma City next weekend. But, the band is now putting them on hold as local coronavirus numbers worsen.

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Oklahoma health officials reported a record-high 54 new deaths on Wednesday, more than doubling the previous record of 26. 1,812 Oklahomans have died from the virus since March.

Hospitalizations due to the coronavirus in Oklahoma reached yet another record-high on Monday, with 1,718 Oklahomans in the hospital. 461 people are in intensive care.

Oklahoma health officials reported 15 new deaths on Tuesday for a total of 1,758 deaths since March. They are as follows:

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The Oklahoma City Thunder will play their first home game of the new NBA season in just more than two weeks. But now they'll do it without fans.

Oklahoma health officials reported seven new deaths on Monday for a total of 1,743 deaths since March. They are as follows:

Oklahoma health officials reported 19 new deaths on Sunday for a total of 1,736 deaths since March. No further details were released.

1,721 new cases of the coronavirus were also reported. Oklahoma has seen a total of 195,545 positive cases since March.

NOTE: Saturday's report includes data from both Friday and Saturday. This is fallout from the state Department of Health not reporting new COVID data on Thursday, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Friday's report was for for Thursday's data.

In the past seven days, Oklahoma has reported 23,227 new cases and 116 deaths due to the coronavirus. That's a record-high average of 3,318 cases per day and a record-high average of 17 deaths per day.

The state Department of Health did not report new COVID data on Thursday, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Friday's report is for for Thursday's data, while Saturday's report will include data from Friday and Saturday.